Author: Ava Steil

Keeping in Touch. Principal Michelle Kefford records her weekly ParentLink phone call. These calls help to keep MSD families up to date on school activities. Photo by Joyce Han

Principal Michelle Kefford shares her plans for MSD during the 2019-2020 school year

The beginning of the 2019-2020 school year has brought several changes for both the students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In addition to new classes, teachers, and students, the pupils at MSD are also welcoming their new principal, Michelle Kefford. Before taking […]

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Tik Tok, the app used to post the threatening video, has become increasingly popular amongst teens.

Christopher Columbus High School student arrested after posting threatening video

On Friday, Sept. 13, a student at Christopher Columbus High School was arrested after posting a video on the social media app Tik Tok, implicating threats to three other South Florida high schools. The video depicts the 16-year-old pointing to the names of La Salle […]

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MSD prepares for Hurricane Dorian

MSD prepares for Hurricane Dorian

As Florida’s Hurricane Season nears its end date of Nov. 30, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School begins preparations for Hurricane Dorian. The Category 4 storm is predicted to hit on Monday, Sept. 2. All Broward County Public Schools were already scheduled to be closed on […]

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New banner depicts calming forest scenery. Photo by Zoe Gordon

New banner installed around 1200 building

On Sunday, Aug. 18, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School welcomed the installation of a new banner adorned with printed trees. This newest addition to the school now covers the 12-foot fence surrounding the 1200 building. Prior to the installment of the new banner, the 1200 […]

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Dancing Queen. Senior Helena Denny dances at prom on May 11 at The Westin Ft. Lauderdale hotel. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD wins ‘Ultimate Prom’ Hollister contest

On April 8, leadership teacher Danielle Driscoll made an announcement to the student body that the senior class of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had won a special prom through a Hollister contest.  For the first time, Hollister held a contest for high schools around […]

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Celebrate Success. Principal Ty Thompson congratulates the Eagle Regiment of the FMBC Class 5A championship title on Nov. 20, 2017. Photo by Emma Dowd

Ty Thompson steps down from MSD principal position

After a last minute meeting of teachers at the end of the school day, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Principal Ty Thompson stepped down from his position. This departure will be effective as of June 6, 2019, the last official day of the 2018-2019 school […]

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Michelle Kefford takes up the role of new principal at MSD for the 2019-2020 school year

Michelle Kefford takes up the role of new principal at MSD for the 2019-2020 school year

After 14 years away from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Michelle Kefford has officially confirmed her return for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. This time however she will not be teaching the students at MSD but instead leading them as their new principal. Before becoming […]

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Freshman class will re-vote to elect the rising sophomore class board amid allegations of ‘ethical infractions’

Freshman class will re-vote to elect the rising sophomore class board amid allegations of ‘ethical infractions’

Following allegations that ethical issues arose during the original class election voting period, a re-vote will be held in order to decide the 2022 Class Board (the current freshmen, rising sophomores) of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Starting on Monday, April 29, the freshman class […]

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Cross-fit Course. Environmental science teacher Tammy Orilio and Spanish teacher Alicia Blonde participate in lunchtime activities on Feb. 15. Photo courtesy of Eric Garner

Few MSD students in attendance on Feb. 15

On Feb. 15 only 170 students, a mere 5 percent of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s 3,278 students, attended school. Students still followed their silver day schedule classes, periods 1-4, which stretched over the length of a normal school day from 7:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m. However, […]

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Sunkissed Stretches. Seniors Fallon McBrien and Sophie Ayoung Chee hold parter dancer pose together at Deerfield Beach Feb. 14, 2019.  “This was a really relaxing experience that I shared with my best friend,” McBrien said. Photo by Zoe Gordon

Students cleanup Deerfield Beach and participate in yoga on Feb. 14, 2019

*This story was co-written by Ava Steil and Brianna Jesionowski On Feb. 14, 2019, science teacher Tammy Orilio and yoga teacher Amy Kenny hosted a yoga session and beach cleanup at Deerfield Beach as an off campus option as part of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s […]

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